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    Gun for the lady

    Hey guys im in the market for a .380 for my fiancee. Ive been looking into the Ruger LCP, but mostly because i want a pocket BUG. But i figure if i get that she can carry it whenever. What are the good .380's out there?

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    The problem with the pocket .380s such as the Kel-Tec P3AT and the NAA Guardian is that they're small and lightweight that they do not absorb the recoil effectively.

    One of the best secrets with respect to CCW is the Bersa Thunder .380. Another option would be a Makarov which is comparable in size.
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    I was told by one of my instructors "There are two things you never buy a woman, her shoes and her gun. You'll never get the right one."

    I would take her to a gun shop to "pick up some ammo" and while your there let her look around. Pay attention to the ones she likes and the ones she does not. Then go from there.

    I have a Kel Tec P3AT and like it a lot. Never had any issues with it. I also know someone that had a Kel Tec P32 she traded in for an LCP and has only had good things to say about it. I also know a few people that carry the Bersa Thunder .380 and love it. Really can't go wrong with any of the three.
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    My wife picked a Taurus Millenium PT111 Pro in 9mm. Compact, lightweight, some power.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KimberPB View Post
    I was told by one of my instructors "There are two things you never buy a woman, her shoes and her gun. You'll never get the right one."
    You are correct, sir. Whenever I make a recommendation I should include the standard disclaimer of try it before you buy it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KimberPB View Post
    I was told by one of my instructors "There are two things you never buy a woman, her shoes and her gun. You'll never get the right one."

    I would take her to a gun shop to "pick up some ammo" and while your there let her look around. Pay attention to the ones she likes and the ones she does not. Then go from there.

    I have a Kel Tec P3AT and like it a lot. Never had any issues with it. I also know someone that had a Kel Tec P32 she traded in for an LCP and has only had good things to say about it. I also know a few people that carry the Bersa Thunder .380 and love it. Really can't go wrong with any of the three.
    I dont plan on getting any gun that she doesnt like or feels uncomfortable with. I went a store today to see what they had with her, but they really didnt have anything there considering the huge rise of gun sales lately.

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    Okay, so this question .. "pokes the bear" so to say. Definitely check out "Cornered Cat".
    Don't demean your lady by assuming she can only handle a .380. Take her to a range and let her see what she is capable of, and comfortabale with. NEVER buy a gun for woman. Every person is different, her ability might surprise you!
    Just get her on a range, see what y'all discover together.. then go from there.

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    My wife chose semi-autos over revolvers everytime I took her along to look at guns. She liked the feel of the Kahr CW9 when we were ready to buy. When we went to the range, she had trouble with the amount of recoil that was not absorbed by the lightweight gun. So, we went looking again. She now has a steel framed Tangfolio BTA-90.

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